About The Friendship Bench
The Friendship Bench is a non-profit organization delivering an evidence-based, scalable, and sustainable community-based intervention to enhance mental well-being and improve quality of life in low-resource settings. Founded by clinical psychiatrist Dr. Dixon Chibanda, the program is designed to address the fact that more than 450 million people around the world suffer from mental illness, yet the gap between patients with mental health needs and the availability of treatment is estimated to be as high as 90% in some countries. Friendship Bench’s model trains lay health workers in primary care settings to deliver an evidence-backed form of cognitive behavioral therapy to improve mental health and ensure a sense of belonging in communities.

This role offers incredible opportunities to work with the world’s leading experts in access to community-based mental health services. The incumbent will form part of the team, as FB pursues aggressive scaling and expansion and will play critical role in managing and developing internal systems, processes and procedures in his/her respective area. This is a tremendous opportunity for a top drawer candidate to join an incredible team, and to maximize and strengthen the organizational capacity of a rapidly growing NGO with outsized impact potential.

The ACCOUNTANT manages all the Friendship Bench’s financial activities and its treasury systems and practices. The position ensures that financial information is timely, accurate, complete and compliant with relevant internal and external principles.

The role requires a hands-on approach with specific responsibilities for revenue collections and recording, budgets, costs, controls, systems, cash flow management, reviews, accounting and statutory reporting.

S/he will advise staff on funders’ contract requirements and provide training on financial management, record keeping, operational systems and policies. S/he will work with the Directors to develop and coordinate the annual work plan and budgets in compliance with regulations.

Offer / SeekerJob Offer
Company SectorNon Governmental Organisation
Job TypeContract
Minimum Remuneration (USD per month)TBA
Maximum Remuneration (USD per month)TBA
Starting DateASAP
Work CountryZimbabwe
Reports ToFinance & Franchising Director
Supervision OfFinance & Admin Staff
Interacts WithExecutive management, donors, General staff and suppliers
Environment GenderMixed
Environment AgeN/A
Environment CultureVery Informal, results driven and dynamic
Years of Experience5-7 Years
Qualifications● Possession of a professional qualification e.g ACCA/ACA/CIMA/ICAZ .
Education Level●A bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, accounting, finance or related field
Computer ExperienceExcellent knowledge of accounting packages
Knowledge OfGood Financial Grants Practices is a definite plus
Skills to1. Carry out all finance related issues and activities. 2. Prepare, implement, monitor and review the FB budget and related systems 3. Prepare financial reports for submission to the board and relevant parties. 4. Allocate funds in compliance with the funders and general accounting standards and regulations as well as per policies and procedures. 5. Implement fraud mitigation practices and ensures systems and processes are executed efficiently and effectively to support FB’s mission. 6. Efficiently and effectively manage the trust’s statutory taxation obligations.
OtherHiring Practices The preceding job descriptions have been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within these classifications. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as comprehensive inventories of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the jobs. The Friendship Bench recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. The Friendship Bench may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, college recruiting and search firms. If the above descriptions sound like you and fits your background, send your application and CV by 5th February 2020 to [email protected] An attractive remuneration is on offer for the right candidates. ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

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